Boy Scouts Under Attack Again

Editor’s note: Many people are unaware that groups like the ACLU recover hundreds of thousands of dollars from state and local governments each year based on a provision of the 1976 Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act. It pays to sue–just ask the ACLU.
Boy Scouts Under Attack Again
Last week, the U.S. Department of Defense settled with the ACLU to *ban* military bases from sponsoring the Boy Scouts of America. But, as noted in a WorldNetDaily column by Hans Zeiger, a student at Hillsdale College and the president of the Scout Honor Coalition, “The American military cannot survive the challenges of the 21st century without the preparatory support of the Boy Scouts of America.”
Millions of our bravest heroes in uniform — thousands who have given their lives in every war since World War I — wore their first uniform as a Boy Scout. “A U.S. Marine now in Iraq, who also was my Scoutmaster when I was growing up, once told me that he became a Marine because he had first been a Scout,” said Zeiger.
Apparently seeking the annihilation of our nation’s defensive capacity along with its moral character, the ACLU announced last week that U.S. military bases will no longer be able to sponsor Boy Scout troops. It seems that our nation’s military leadership has broken wartime policy to settle with the terrorists in the ACLU.
It is the Boy Scout Oath to which the ACLU responded by filing legal claims against the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Chicago Board of Education in 1999. “On my honor,” goes the Oath, “I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”
Wow. What a radically subversive oath. How has our country survived all these years with the Boy Scouts reciting something like that?
Do you see how RIDICULOUS this lawsuit by the ACLU has been — and how OUTRAGEOUS it is that the Defense Department agreed to their demands?
Following its new settlement with the ACLU, the Department of Defense will be sending word to American military bases worldwide that sponsorship of the Boy Scouts is strictly prohibited. Though Boy Scouts — primarily the children of service members — have long met on military bases in association with a base sponsor, the days of political correctness have brought that arrangement to an end.
Like an array of private organizations that, of necessity, have dealings with our nation’s armed forces, the Boy Scouts adhere to beliefs and practices that fall outside the sanction of public policy. No one on our nation’s military bases is coerced into supporting the Boy Scouts.
But we’re willing to bet that members of our armed forces hold the Scouts in much higher esteem than they do the ACLU.
We need to take out a FULL PAGE ad nationwide NOW, demanding that Defense *reverse* this terrible settlement, and urging Americans everywhere to stand up for the Boy Scouts. We can’t let this outrageous challenge to an American institution like the Boy Scouts go unanswered. Please help us TODAY with your best contribution toward our FULL PAGE nationwide ad. Click here to Donate today.
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